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Plant of the Week 09/04/2020

Blue Glitter Sea Holly

Eryngium planum 'Blue Glitter'

Zone 4-9

With a flower that slightly resembles a strawberry that has spikey leaves surrounding it, this deep indigo plant will add intense color and texture to wherever it is placed. With minimal foliage on the plant, the abundant blooms distract from the exposed blue stems.

Flowers appear in summer. Drought, deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts bees and butterflies. Flowers can be cut and dried and used in arrangements. Can reach 3' tall and 2' wide. Very hardy and thrives in poor conditions. Prefers well drained soil.

Plant in full sun and water regularly the first year, but be careful to not over-water. No need to dead head. Hard prune in early winter.

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